Fables of Aesop according to Sir Roger L'Estrange.
. Harrison of Paris , Minton Balch and Company, . Paris (Bodemann identifier 428.1 )
PA3855.E5 L43 1931 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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I first saw and admired this book at C. Dickens in April at a CAMWS meeting. I am glad I called Jeff Barnes back when I came for the APA meeting in December. There is some water damage and a bit of bowing to the Dickens copy. Now in 1999 I have a better copy, haggled over with Bob Benson and reserved for me from January until the new fiscal year in June. It has the added advantage that this good copy, less bowed than the extra Dickens copy, also has the original page-slitting knife created for the book. It says Paper Knife for Fables of Aesop. This is a major-league treasure in my collection! AI at the back. L'Estrange's 1692 edition is followed here in spelling but not in the arbitrary use of capital letters and italics. It thus turns out that the Dover reprint is apparently, contrary to what I had thought, a facsimile of this original.